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Finland Women's National Football Team

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAnna Signeul
CaptainTinja-Riikka Korpela
Most capsLaura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorerLinda Sällström (46)
FIFA codeFIN
FIFA ranking
Current 30 Decrease 2 (27 March 2020)[2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
 Finland 0-0 Sweden 
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 7-0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 9-0 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.[3]

The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.[4]

Managerial history

  • Correct as of 9 August 2018
Tenure Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1973-77 Finland Juhani Nirkkonen 12 1 1 10 008.33
1978 Finland Simo Syrjävaara 3 1 1 1 033.33
1979-89 Finland Kaj Österberg 44 13 12 19 029.55
1989-92 Finland Jyrki Nieminen 24 3 4 17 012.50
1993-96 Finland Nils Suomalainen 24 4 5 15 016.67
1996-00 Finland Reima Kokko 46 11 3 32 023.91
2001-09 Finland Michael Käld 107 35 22 50 032.71
2010-16 Sweden Andrée Jeglertz 76 27 13 36 035.53
2017 Finland Marko Saloranta 6 2 0 4 033.33
2017- Sweden Anna Signeul 12 4 4 4 033.33

Coaching staff

Players

Current squad

The following squad was announced for two friendlies against Iceland on 13 and 17 June 2019.

Heidi Kollanen and Iina Salmi replaced Naumanen and Hälinen, who withdrew from the initial squad.[5]

Caps, goals and clubs as of 18 June 2019.

Head coach: Anna Signeul

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Myllyoja (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 35) 1 0 Finland Åland United
12 1GK Anna Tamminen (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Finland Åland United
32 1GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (captain) (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 33) 83 0 England Everton

3 2DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 32) 102 2 Italy Juventus
5 2DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 25) 42 1 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
6 2DF Anna Auvinen (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 33) 14 0 Finland HJK Helsinki
15 2DF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 24) 39 2 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
16 2DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 30) 113 2 Finland Åland United
22 2DF Tiia Peltonen (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 24) 7 0 Finland Åland United

2 3MF Elli Pikkujämsä (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 20) 2 0 Finland FC Honka
4 3MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25) 27 5 Denmark Brøndby
7 3MF Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 25) 60 6 England Chelsea
8 3MF Olga Ahtinen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22) 22 1 Denmark Brøndby
10 3MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 28) 72 18 Sweden Växjö DFF
11 3MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 25) 63 1 Italy A.C. Milan
14 3MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 23) 19 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United
20 3MF Eveliina Summanen (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 21) 8 1 Sweden KIF Örebro
21 3MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 25) -- -- Netherlands Ajax

9 4FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 25) 40 3 England Bristol City
13 4FW Jenny Danielsson (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 25) 20 6 Sweden Kungsbacka DFF
17 4FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 25) 27 1 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
18 4FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 31) 90 37 France Paris FC
19 4FW Kaisa Collin (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 22) 14 2 Sweden Eskilstuna United
24 4FW Heidi Kollanen (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 22) -- -- Italy U.P.C. Tavagnacco

Recent results and schedules

  Win   Draw   Lose

2020

Competitive record

World Cup

Year Result
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
Total 0/8

UEFA Women's Championship

Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 -3
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
Sweden 2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 -5
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 -8

Algarve Cup

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Portugal 1994 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1995 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1996 did not enter
Portugal 1997 did not enter
Portugal 1998 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1999 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2000 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2001 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2002 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2003 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2004 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2005 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2006 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2007 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2008 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2009 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2010 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2011 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2012 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2013 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2014 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2015 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2016 did not enter
Portugal 2017 did not enter
Portugal 2018 did not enter
Total 11/25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyprus Women's Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 7th place 4 1 1 2 6 7 -1
2013 7th place 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 -7
2015 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 7 -4
2016 8th place 4 0 1 3 3 8 -5
2018 11th place 4 1 1 2 4 7 -3
Total 24 4 6 14 22 43 -21
Nordic Football Championship
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Finland 1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6
Denmark 1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 -13
Sweden 1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4
Finland 1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5
Denmark 1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 -3
Norway 1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3
Sweden 1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 -7
Finland 1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1
Denmark 1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47

See also

References

  1. ^ "Helmarit nimetty MM-karsinta-avaukseen Serbiaa vastaan" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Women's Euro 2009 in Finland". Embassy of Finland. 2009. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Finland". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Naisten maajoukkue Islantia vastaan nimetty" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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